Kitsap Kid's Dentistry

Holiday Tooth Care

Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids this Holiday Season With holidays around the corner and children ready to eat cake, pies, candy and all the wonderful sweet holiday treats, it is a good time to focus on kids’ oral health. To help, we’ve complied 5 common oral health issues in children along with tips to treat […]

Are Sparkling and Carbonated Water ok to Drink?

It’s well known that sugary teas, sodas, and juices are not good for your teeth, but have you ever stopped to consider the impacts of sparkling water and seltzer drinks? There has been an increase in the market of different types and kinds of sparkling water, including no sugar, artificially sweetened, and zero calories. Even […]

Myths About Pediatric Dentistry

If you’ve ever Googled questions about pediatric dentistry, you’ve likely found a lot of conflicting information about what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to your child’s dental health. We’re here to set the record straight on some of the most common myths about pediatric dentistry! MYTH #1: CHILDREN DON’T NEED TO SEE […]

Should my teen still see a pediatric dentist?

A question we are often asked is, “Should my teen still see a pediatric dentist or switch to a dentist for adults?” If you’ve been taking your child to the dentist since an early age, they’ve probably already visited a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist. But now that your child is becoming older […]

Your child had a baby tooth knocked out in an accident… Now what!!?!

WHAT TO DO WHEN A BABY TOOTH IS KNOCKED OUT It’s not uncommon for a pediatric dentist to receive a call from worried parents when their child has an accident and loses a baby tooth unexpectedly. Most often, there’s no reason for panic, but it’s important to see your dentist right away once you’ve ruled […]

Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use

Did you know it is completely normal for babies and young children to suck their thumb, fingers, or pacifier? Sucking is a natural reflex that provides security  and is a way for young babies to learn about their world. Some babies even begin sucking on their fingers before they are born! When should children stop […]

Three Quick Tips for Summer Smiles

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:   STAY ON A ROUTINE Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip […]

Bad Breath In Kids

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is pretty common and affects both adults and kids alike. It’s completely normal to have bad breath from time to time, especially first thing in the morning or after eating smelly foods like onions and garlic. What Causes Bad Breath? There’s no reason to worry if your child has bad […]

Is an Autobrush a Good Alternative to an Electronic or Handheld Toothbrush?

Lately our practice has received a deluge of questions regarding the autobrush. Sure, the autobrush can be cute (kids love the fun animal shape!) and may seem like an easy alternative to the nightly brushing routine. “Should I get an auto brush for my child?” parents ask. The response from our practice is a little […]

Keeping Kids Healthy Every Sip of the Way

Research shows that what children drink – from birth through age 5 – can have a big impact on their health. With so many choices, it can be confusing to know which drinks are healthy and which ones to avoid. That’s why some of the nation’s leading health and nutrition experts* came together to develop […]